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This standalone certificate does not require prior college experience.
The Substance Use and Behavioral Addictions Certificate requires 18 credit hours of coursework.
An overview of the application of psychology in areas such as mental and physical health, stress management, coping processes and resiliency, interpersonal communication, marriage and the family, gender and sexuality, and organizational processes. Emphasis is given to the processes that can help people manage or cope with the demands and challenges of everyday life in order to benefit society and have a life well lived.
Prerequisite: PSYC 120. An examination of psychoactive drugs and their impact on society. Biological, psychological and social aspects of drug use are considered as well as implications for social policy.
This course will examine the etiology of addictive processes, as well as the impact of addiction on biological, psychological, intellectual, and socioemotional functioning. Cross-cultural aspects of substance misuse, abuse, and dependence are also addressed.
This course examines ethical parameters of addiction issues, to include professional codes of ethics, relevant constitutional law, and federal confidentiality regulations. An overview of the court systems and their role in dealing with forensic addiction is also provided.
This course will evaluate standardized instruments, assessment tools, and diagnostic strategies designed for the identification of addiction issues. Strategies to identify coexisting conditions, appropriate treatment approaches, and referral to programs and services are also examined.
This course will examine theories, treatment modalities, and prevention strategies that pertain to counseling addiction issues. The therapeutic value of community support groups, such as 12-Step programs, is also examined.
This certificate enhances your professional credentials by expanding your abilities to help people. It can be especially useful for:
Completing the certificate program does not lead to formal certification. Students interested in becoming substance abuse or addiction counselors must complete other educational and service requirements in order to become certified in the state of Missouri.